Gaza and the blockade

 Edition 2: No.80   Gaza and the blockade   Since 2007 the 1.7 million residents of Gaza, more than half of whom are children, have lived under a tight blockade that places a near complete ban on the movement of people and goods (including medical supplies, construction materials, mechanical parts, fuel, chemicals, raw materials for…

Activists urge World Bank to disinvest from private water companies

Activists urge World Bank to disinvest from private water companies Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation – Thu, 3 Oct 2013 12:54 P Author: Stella DawsonMore news from our correspondent WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Civil society groups are pressuring the World Bank to disinvest from private water companies, saying that privatising ownership and management of this natural resource…

If this isn’t apartheid, then what is it?

   Edition 2: No. 80  If this isn’t apartheid, then what is it? We do not need to find identical practices to those prevailing in pre-1994 South Africa in order to determine whether apartheid exists elsewhere. By Ran Greenstein*    Partly constructed portion of Israel’s separation wall, in Walaja, December 7, 2010 (Anne Paq/Activestills.org) For a few…

World health Organization HO Refuses to Publish Report on Cancers in Iraq Caused by Depleted Uranium

World Health Organization HO Refuses to Publish Report on Cancers in Iraq Caused by Depleted Uranium By Denis Halliday*   The World Health Organisation (WHO)  has categorically refused in defiance of its own mandate to share evidence uncovered in Iraq that US military use of Depleted Uranium and other weapons have not only killed many…

Oslo failed, long live Oslo

              Edition 2: No. 79 Oslo failed, long live Oslo  1994-Novel-Peace-Prize-recipients-Oslo Nobel peace prizes awarded to Yasser Arafat, Shimon Peres and Yitzhak Rabin in 1994 for signing the Oslo Accords (Photo: Israeli Government Press Office/Souciant) This September marks the 20th anniversary of the Oslo Accords. The Oslo I Accord represented the…

        No War for Bernard Henri Lévy — France’s Philosopher Bombardier Who wants war? The same people who brought us the war in Iraq  by DIANA JOHNSTONE  The American people do not want US armed forces to get involved in the civil war in Syria. The United Nations will not back US bombing of…

Former Bush administration official: Israel may be behind use of chemical arms in Syria

Former Bush administration official: Israel may be behind use of chemical arms in Syria Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell, says Israel may have conducted ‘false flag’ operation. Describes its government as inept and Netanyahu as ‘clueless.’ By Chemi Shalev May 4, 2013 Retired U.S. Army Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson,…

On the verge of a no-state solution

Edition 2: No. 75 On the verge of a no-state solution -peace held hostage by Isreali settlers-   Nicola Nasser, a veteran Arab journalist based in Birzeit, West Bank of the Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories analyses the perils of the ongoing peace process. Describing the current situation as a ‘stalemate’, Nicola Nasser concludes that it is the…